Entries Tagged as 'Digital Media Receivers'

`Vidity’ 4K UHD Download System Licensing Begins

August 26th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Curved Screen, DVR, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV

The Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA) released licensing specifications Wednesday for “Vidity-branded” technology, that will make possible 4K Ultra HD and HD movie and TV program downloads for playback from in-home storage devices. The technology delivers high-quality images and sound and will extend to files encoded with high dynamic range (HDR) metatdata. The Vidity platform […]

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Connector Solution Brings Support For Next Gen. Video

August 3rd, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Audio, Blu-ray Discs, Connected TVs, HDMI, HDR, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, Satellite TV, Satellite UHD 4K TV, Streaming Services, Surround Sound, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

One of the sticking points in delivering next-generation video formats from mobile devices and PCs to displays received a new solution Monday.   Lattice Semiconductor, a chip manufacturer which acquired Silicon Image, one of the leading developers of the HDMI interface, revealed Monday a pair of chip solutions for transmitting and receiving new superMHL video and […]

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HEVC Patent Pool Issues Its Bill

July 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, OLED, Satellite TV, Satellite UHD 4K TV, Streaming Services, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

Manufacturers of 4K Ultra HDTVs, Ultra HD Blu-ray players, mobile devices, 4K Ultra HD software and other products using high efficiency video coding (HEVC) compression and decoding technology are about to be handed another bill. The HEVC Advance, which is a second patent pool that surfaced last March looking to administer royalty collection for HEVC […]

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4K Ultra HDTV Deals Lined Up For Amazon ‘Prime Day’

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, Amazon, Connected TVs, Digital Camera/Camcorder, Digital Cameras, Digital Media Receivers, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, UHDTV

Amazon will kick off its much-hyped Prime Day event for members of its Prime subscriber program starting at 3 a.m. EST/midnight PT tonight — July 15th — including a number of TV specials. The event, which promises to rival promotions offered on Black Friday, will include “thousands of deals” including “lightning deals” on a number of television specials […]

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Industry Scrambles To Get HDR Content To Next-Gen TVs

June 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, HDR, News, OLED, OLED, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

The TV marketing buzz for 2015 has been all about adding high dynamic range (HDR) to the 4K Ultra HDTV experience. Industry leading set manufacturers, content producers and video distributors are all scrambling to prepare solutions for getting specially encoded HDR 4K Ultra HD streaming movies (and possibly Ultra HD Blu-ray discs) into the market […]

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Sling TV Comes To Android TV Smart TVs And Devices

May 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, News

Sling TV, the cord-cutting service affiliated with Dish Network, revealed last week that the app to receive its live over-the-top streaming video service is now available on the Android TV platform, including select 2015 Sony and Sharp smart TVs, and the Google Nexus player. Ironically, it appears Sling TV will be available as an app […]

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5 Reasons You Should Get a 4K UHD TV

May 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

It may be time to get a 4K TV, if you haven’t already. While TVs with 2160p resolution have been out for several years, a bunch of advancements and new gear out this year make several compelling reasons to upgrade. Here are 5 of those reasons (probably guessed that from the title, eh?).

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Comcast To Bring 4K Service To Set-top Box

May 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, DVR, HDMI, HDR, News, Streaming Services, UHD (4K) Media Players

Cable TV giant Comcast said it is about to take the next step into delivery of 4K Ultra HDTV, by rolling out later this year its Xi4 set-top box (pictured above, right) that will add Xfinity 4K UHD services for subscribers with supporting TVs. The Cisco-made set-top box will bring to all subscribers the streaming service […]

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